There is a vague stirring of Spring here in London after a long cold winter. Now seemed the ideal moment for a good clear out. It is amazing how much "stuff" we seem to acquire over the years that remains in some dark corner of our abode unloved, unused and gathering dust. So before adding any more to our already overflowing home I decided to have a good clear out. First the garage, all those odd bits of electronic equipment that sometimes we don't even know what they are or their supposed function, books that have not seen the light of day for many years, That is before we even start on our wardrobes. Ruthlessness is the name of the game. My criteria is if it is not aesthetically pleasing to the eye, has no relevant function or has not been worn for about two years it has to go.
It is always more fun to do this chore with a friend so yesterday morning at 6.00 am (having got out of bed at 5.00) we packed the car up to the roof and fortified with a thermos of strong coffee we headed to the nearest car boot sale. A poor relative to the fantastic Brocantes we go to in the South of France more like a vide-grenier.
It was a bun fight at the beginning, we were hardly able to unpack the car before the eagle eyed and strong elbowed bargain hunters descended to trap the best bargains. It was a long cold morning but we managed to sell nearly everything except a few books and I have a nice "kitty" to kickstart my new Spring purchases.
A worthwhile if tiring day, the whole house now feels fresher and cleaner and less cluttered.
Off to the shops to spend my ill gotten gains.
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